Kris Aquino says she did not provoke big fight that led to breakup with James Yap
A day before the presidential inauguration of Kris Aquino's brother Noynoy, The Philippine Star published a text message from the TV host saying she did not provoke the fight that led to her breakup with husband James Yap. "We were keeping our distance from each other for several weeks when James exploded."
Aquino also hinted at the "straw that broke the camel's back." She wrote, "It was what James told Baby James in front of me. Sorry, but I can't make public what it was. That's why I kept my silence on The Buzz last Sunday. At three years old, my son is vulnerable and can be emotionally and psychologically damaged."
In an article published on June 28, The Philippine Star quoted "somebody privy to the couple's life" saying the "couple always [clashes] because of Kris' tendency to control James." Their source said Aquino told Yap, "Ayoko na talaga; sawa na ako. Hiwalay na tayo!" To which Yap said, "Hiwalay kung hiwalay!"
Aquino responded to this in her text message sent to The Philippine Star: "That snippet of a conversation you printed occurred on April 26. And that wasn't the straw that broke the camel's back… Yes, I am guilty of many times saying I wanted out. But I have never involved our son."
She added, "I have never controlled James. More than one year na nga akong hindi nakikialam sa kanya. We have been living under one roof but totally separate lives… I was tired of lying to the world and lying to myself."
The couple's lawyers will meet in the next few days. Aquino and her two sons, Baby James and Joshua, are staying at a five-star hotel in Makati City while Yap remains at their Makati condo, according to The Philippine Star. Aquino said, "Under the law, because of the kids, I do have a right to our condo in Makati but if he refuses to vacate, ayoko ng gulo. My Mom was insistent before that the practical thing to do was to ask for a prenup. James is smarter than you all give him credit for. He told me then na-in-insulto ang pagkatao niya and I was stupid enough to not insist."
"I just want a chance to heal. Akala ng lahat ako lang yung madaldal at pwedeng masakit magsalita. Hindi niyo lang alam lahat ng insultong inabot na rin ng pagkatao ko sa years na pinagsamahan namin… I am not asking you to take my side but just to see why I am firm in saying this is a separation that will be legalized and finalized."
Yap, who is attending President-elect Noynoy's inauguration tomorrow, told The Philippine Star, "Respeto lang po kay Presidente Noynoy… Ayoko namang agawan siya ng eksena. Our country has a lot of problems. Ewan ko ba kung bakit ang problema namin ng asawa ko ang pinagtutuunan ng pansin ng tao."
Photo by Noel Orsal of PEP.ph.